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Annual Events



There is always something fun to do in downtown Storrs!


The Mansfield Downtown Partnership invites you to visit Storrs Center for shopping and dining, catch a play at Connecticut Repertory Theatre, attend a performance at von der Mehden Recital Hall or the Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts, support your favorite student at an E. O. Smith High School sporting event, or just catch up with friends and neighbors in our new downtown.

          Our Event Calendar has details on upcoming events in downtown Storrs, and the list below highlights the Partnership's major annual events.


Celebrate Mansfield Festival

The Mansfield Downtown Partnership organizes an annual festival which is funded through generous sponsorships from local businesses and community members. The 12th annual Celebrate Mansfield Festival was the largest ever with 120 Mansfield businesses and organizations participating, over 95 booths, 250 volunteers, and over 4,000 visitors! Highlights of the 2015 event included cooking demonstrations, games, arts, food booths by local restaurants, and lively musical entertainment by Pearl and the Beard

Thank you to all who made the 13th Annual Celebrate Mansfield Festival a success!


Celebrate Mansfield Parade

What began as the “Bikes, Tykes, & Trikes Parade” that wound its way through the Festival has grown into the popular Celebrate Mansfield Parade.  The Celebrate Mansfield Parade features local community groups, sports teams, and businesses; children on their bicycles and tricycles, and the “Pride of Connecticut” University of Connecticut Marching Band.  The Parade leads the way down Storrs Road (Route 195) and marks the start of the Celebrate Mansfield Festival.

Thank you to all who made the 2016 Celebrate Mansfield Parade a success!


John E. Jackman Tour de Mansfield 

Presented by the Mansfield Downtown Partnership and the Mansfield Community Center, the annual John E. Jackman Tour de Mansfield draws riders of all ages and skill levels to enjoy rides through Mansfield’s many historic villages.  The 20-mile and 40-mile rides pass through scenic areas of Town, while the 7-mile Campus Cruise loops around and through the UConn campus.

The 12th Annual John E. Jackman Tour de Mansfield will be Saturday, June 17, 2017!


Moonlight Movies

The Mansfield Downtown Partnership launched a new series of outdoor movies in 2016. Family-friendly movies were shown on Betsy Paterson Square once a month from June to July.

2017: Friday, July 7; Friday, July 21; Friday, August 4; & Friday, August 18



Summer Concerts on the Square

Join us for Summer Concerts on the Square every Thursday in June and July on the stage of the Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation Pavilion on Betsy Paterson Square.

Planning for the 2017 concert series is underway! Visit for details.


Mansfield Pup Crawl

The Mansfield Downtown Partnership hosted a guided walk through Downtown Storrs with residents and visitors and their four-legged friends! The event featured a stroll through downtown with fun and educational stops along the way. This event is free and open to the public and is part of The Last Green Valley's Walktober.

2017 Pup Crawls: Saturday, May 13 and Saturday, October 14!


Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Storrs

The Mansfield Downtown Partnership hosts Trick-or-Treating in Downtown Storrs each October. The fun takes place on the same day as the Mansfield Parks and Recreation Department's Annual Halloween Party and Trick-a-Trunk for a full afternoon of spooky, family-friendly fun!

Thank you to all of our participating businesses for a successful Trick-or-Treat! Save the Date: 2017 Trick-or-Treating will be October 28.


Winter Welcome

The Mansfield Downtown Partnership invites Mansfield residents to usher in the new season at its annual Winter Welcome! This free, community is held on and around Betsy Paterson Square in early December.

Save the Date! The 5th Annual Winter Welcome will be Saturday, December 2, 2017.



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